Power plants are beneficial to regions in need of electricity, but they can do substantial damage to the environment. In an effort to make sure the air stays clean, environmental protection groups have recently united near downtown Milwaukee against a coal plant, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
An air pollutant permit was issued by state regulators to the coal power plant, but environmental advocates say that it does not do enough to protect the public. Changes may be made to the permit over the next year.
"It's great that they're deciding," Jennifer Feyerherm, the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign representative, told the news source. "We need a decision now because Milwaukee air quality is bad now."
Homeowners in the region who want to breathe easily may want to consider purchasing the IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier. While most air purifiers catch particles at 0.3 microns, the IQAir HealthPro Plus has a HyperHEPA filter to catch smaller particles that can cause allergic reactions and illness. By using an air purifier to capture unseen contaminants, homeowners may be able to remove more bacteria from the air they breathe.